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Welcome to Autumn + Ash!

Ok, the last timed I blogged was last April. How the hell did that even happen?! Proof that time does fly when you aren't paying attention. Although I haven't been documenting anything lately, so many changes have happened around here! Firstly, welcome to Autumn + Ash! For those returning, you know this site as HashtagBlessed Blog. It was so time for a  change. When I first started blogging, I was being extremely uncreative with my blog name and may have been making a bit of a jab at the fact that EVERYONE and their mother were hashtagging (is that a wo[...]

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When It All Falls Down

Deep breath. Last January I wrote about post about putting myself first, because I matter. When I wrote that post I fully believed what I put down. I went into 2018 determined to make it my year to excel and try new things and to put me first. I'm not sure 2018 could've gone any worse than it did. I recently found a quote while scrolling through Facebook. It made me laugh, shake my head and think "Yup, that's about as accurate as it gets". The Fuckening: When your day is going too well and you don't trust it & some shit finally goes down. Ah, there i[...]

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

When life hands you lemons, you sometimes get caught up in the sourness of it all. I'm going to forewarn you, this is a 'thoughts' post. No pretty pictures, no fun ideas, just some ramblings from a mind that thinks too much. These past couple of months have been trying, actually more than trying. The last couple of months have completely sucked the life out of me. When you're depressed, it's really hard to be creative & to want to share all the happy, pretty things in life. It's a struggle to pull yourself out of bed in the morning and to plaster that smile[...]

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You matter. I matter.

Hello, 2018! New year, new me! Just kidding. I'm not one to make resolutions, yet each year I get caught up in the hype of it all and find myself making a mental list. It goes a little something like this: 1. I will start going to the gym again (suuure you will) 2. I will cut out sugar, sweets, bread, cream cheese...(insert whatever else made me feel bloated over the holidays). I am also hoping improving my diet might even have a positive impact on my teeth! One of my friends cut out sugar last year, and her Dentist in San Ramon noticed a big improveme[...]

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An Open Convo on Depression & A Free Printable

Free Printable!

Lately I've been noticing more and more discussion about depression. What once was the ominous elephant in the room is no longer a taboo topic to discuss. Depression affects so many more people than you might realize. I'm not going to bombard you with stats and charts and shit, I just want to have an honest conversation about how depression affects me, and hopefully help open the conversation up for you if you're struggling. If you had to label it, you could classify me as having high functioning depression. I don't even know if that's actually a thing, but it de[...]